It's only doubts that we're counting
On fingers broken long ago
I read with every broken heart
We should become more adventurous

If you banish me from your profits
And if I get banished from the kingdom up above
I'll sacrifice money and heaven all for love
Let me be loved, let me be loved

If my brain quits, well, I guess then that's just it
And if my hands stop working you can call me lazy
And if I get pregnant I guess I'll just have the baby
Let it be loved, let me be loved

I've been trying to nod my head
But it's like I've got a broken neck
Wanting to say I will as my last testament
For me to be saved and you to be brave
We don't have to walk down that aisle
Because if marriage ain't enough
Well, at least we'll be loved

I've felt the wind on my cheek
Coming down from the east
And thought about how we are all
As numerous as leaves on trees
And maybe ours is the cause of all mankind
Get loved, make more
Try to stay alive

I've been trying to nod my head
But it's like I've got a broken neck
Wanting to say I will as my last testament
For you to be saved and me to be brave
We don't have to walk down that aisle
Because if marriage ain't enough
Well, at least we'll be loved


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    General Commentit sounds to me like "i've been trying to nod my head" not "knock"
    Mopnuggeton October 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand if i get pregnant i guess i'll just have the baby - best line. don't know why. the song is all about how marriage is legalized prostitution. in simpler terms. i very much enjoy this song. she doesn't need a ring to know it's love.
    okieon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought the song was about not worrying what might happen and just...love. :) Maybe I'm silly.
    whatwewason April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with "And if I get pregnant I guess I'll just have the baby" being a great lyric. I think it's because, most people I know, myself included, if we were to get pregnant we'd freak thinking what we were going to die. But she says simply, well I guess I'll just have it and hope for the best. Many people have a hard time answering that question, but she makes it seem easy.

    My favorite line, by far, is 'let me be loved'. I suppose because I think the very same quite often
    rockstrNdisguiseon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are all wrong.

    it's only doubts that we're counting
    on fingers broken long ago
    i read with every broken heart
    we should become more adventurous

    if you banish me from your profits
    and if i get banished from the kingdom up above
    i'll sacrifice money and heaven all for love
    let me be loved let me be loved

    if my brain quits well i guess then that's just it
    and if my hands stop working you can call me lazy
    and if i get pregnant i guess i'll just have the baby
    let it be loved let me be loved

    i've been trying to nod my head
    but it's like i've got a broken neck
    wanting to say i will as my last testament
    for me to be saved and you to be brave
    we don't have to walk down that aisle
    cause if marriage ain't enough
    well at least we'll be loved

    i've felt the wind on my cheek
    coming down from the east
    and thought about how we are all
    as numerous as leave on trees
    and maybe ours is the cause of all mankind
    get loved, make more
    try to stay alive

    i've been trying to nod my head
    but it's like i've got a broken neck
    wanting to say i will as my last testament
    for you to be saved and me to be brave
    we don't have to walk down that aisle
    cause if marriage ain't enough
    well at least we'll be loved
    xthestarslaughdxon November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a beautiful song. Jenny is telling us to get over stupid relationships and move on and better yet become "more adventurous." However, do not force love "let me be loved" such that love binds the marriage. This song represents a sort of atheist view that maybe love is greater than heaven. Something about recreation is in here too. Neat stuff.

    My favorite line: "thought about how we are all as numerous as leaves on trees and maybe ours is the cause of all mankind get loved, make more try to stay alive"
    So_many_fish_on January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo gorgeous. It sounds to me like Jenny is in two minds about getting married; she wants it as her "last testament", maybe because she thinks they'll be more accepted if they are married, especially if they have a baby. But she also says it's okay with her if they don't. I think she thinks marriage will ruin the love.
    art_banditon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the most beautiful songs i have ever heard.
    slinkstersarson April 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsuch a gorgeous song! it's about marriage and how it's the end of one life and the beginning of another. in this song she's saying that they don't need to be married to be able to love each other or have a life together or have a family. why should something legal come between them and love? at least that's how i think of it :P
    ___electricon June 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is ridiculous. This is about gay marriage. Jenny is a lesbian (she has said as much in othe songs), and this is a promise that her love need not be validated by the government (by which she would incur "profits") nor the church ("kingdom up above") for it to exude love. The only anomaly to this interpretation is "have the baby"; can anyone place this?
    sac8bon October 20, 2005   Link

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